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Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children

Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children In this building, the first female doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for, staffed, and run by ...

Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's
Infirmary for Women and Children

In this building, the first female doctor in America,
Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for,
staffed, and run by women. The New York Infirmary
for Women and Children opened on May 12,1857,a
date which was also the birthday of Blackwell's friend
and collaborator Florence Nightingale. Groundbreaking
at the time, the hospital provided free medical care for
indigent women and children, and offered clinical
experience and instruction for women determined to
expand their skills as physicians.

Location: 58 Bleecker Street at Crosby Street (Note: plaque is located on the Crosby Street side of the building)


Submitted by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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